Elizabeth "Betty Cassidy" Martin

October 15, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Elizabeth “Betty Cassidy” Martin, 99, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 after a long illness.  Betty was born in Albany, NY to the late Cyril and Anna Cassidy.  She graduated from Vincentian Institute and Albany Business College.

Betty was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Delmar, NY, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC.   She loved to golf and was a member of Normanside Country Club in Delmar, NY, for many years.

Betty is survived by her children, Michael Martin and his wife, Eileen, of Indian Trail, NC and Mary Martin of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Michael Carmody and his wife, Alicia of Weaverville, NC, Philip MacTaggart of Asheville, NC, Jacqueline Rosati and her husband, John of Asheville, NC, Kevin Martin and Gregory Martin of Charlotte, NC.  She is also survived by four great-grandsons, Thomas J. and Quinn Carmody, Dominic and Jack Rosati.  Betty was predeceased by her loving husband, John (Jack) Martin; her daughter, Jacqueline; brother, Cyril Cassidy and her sisters, Catherine Burns and Ann Pritchard.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff of The Sanctuary at Stonehaven for their loving care of Betty these past few years in keeping her safe and content and to Dr. Charles Edwards of Memory and Movement Charlotte for his constant support.

Funeral Services will be private due to COVID-19.  Interment will be at Forest Lawn East in Matthews, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Dave Dennin

    Mike, Mary and family, Sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. I pass by your old house on Kenwood Ave and remember those times growing up and hanging out around your house. Also remember your dad driving me to church during lent. Your mom and dad were very fine people. Rest in peace Mr. and Mrs.Martin

  • Ed MacTaggart

    Dear Mary, Michael, Eileen, Michael, Jacqueline, Philip, Kevin & Greg,

    My Sincerest and Deepest Sympathy for the Loss of Your Beloved Mother and Loving Grandmother.
    Betty was a kind, wonderful person and friend to many.. Betty will be within my Thoughts and Prayers at Church Services Today.

    Many Blessings to all!

  • Trish McLean

    My condolences to the families. Rest in peace Betty. I enjoyed kitchen table talk when you shared your stories of your career and meeting Jack. May you be dancing away with him now.